Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Practical Aspects Of Internet Business

What does the online business entail besides selling? What kind of work the Internet business man has to perform in order to remain in business?

As I told you earlier, these marketers will say everything is as easy as shutting your car door. In practicality, things are different. They are far from the truth. You must be prepared.

The No. 1 resource required for the Internet entrepreneur is time. He has to make time. The more quality time you spend on your business the better results you will have.

Someone can accomplish a task in 30 minutues what another does in three hours. Needless to say it depends upon one's experience, skill levels, money power, enthusiasm and dedication.

Naturally, a beginner will need more time to accomplish even so-called easy things. Remember, Internet involves technology. It is a marriage between technology and arts.

What are the tasks a beginner is expected to do?

Reading - do you have sufficient time to read books to gather knowledge on marketing as well as some basics of technology?

Writing - do you have the writing skills? Or willing to learn basic writing skills? Or do you have the money and know-how to get writing done by others?

Knowledge - have you done some research to find the cheapest and best sources to implement the technological side like web hosting, installing scripts and programs on the server, setting up accounts, etc.? Even if you are out-sourcing, it is better to know the basics to avoid people taking you for a ride.

emails - do you have the time and ability to read and reply too many emails? Can you filter out the wheat from the chaff?

They are easy. But they don't come easy.

Instant writing software, instant automation software and all such things take several instants - sometimes hours to days - to implement.

So besides money, you should think about how much disposable time you have. If you have less than two hours to spend per day then be prepared to for a long haul before you see first sign of success.

I am not saying instant success is impossible. A minority has achieved that. In theory, you can start earning within 15 minutes of starting your online business. A few have experienced that. But those things don't repeat often.

What I am essentially saying is beware of the sales letters cleverly crafted to draw people into this business so that the marketer makes a quick buck.

Buy things on the Internet. But be prepared for a long haul.

Don't believe in instant results. Or you will be disappointed.

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